UNO-R Qualifies to the 5th SMART PalaECEpan Quiz Bee Finals

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UNO-R once again made it to the top five of the SMART PalaECEPan Quiz Bee held last March 13-14, 2009 at the SM Megatrade Hall in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila. Cum Laude candidate for graduation in the forthcoming 63rd Commencement Exercises, Ria V. Dichosa, with coach Engr. Christopher Alunan, represented the school in the contest. PalaECEpan is an annual event sponsored by BSECE students coming from thirty-two (32) partner schools in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Ria Dichosa (center) with Engr. Christopher Taclobos (left), College Dean, and Fr. Sixto Bitangjol, OAR (right), University President.

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The contest proper at the SM Megatrade Hall in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila.

This year’s quiz bowl mechanics changed as the Institute of Electronics Engineering of the Philippines (IECEP) was tasked to conduct the quiz. The quiz was composed of problem and objective-type questions coming from the four ECE board subjects: Electronics Systems and Technologies, Electronics Engineering, General Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Engineering Mathematics. The top five schools are Batangas State University, Ateneo de Naga University, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and Technological University of the Philippines- Visayas. Dichosa received a trophy, a cellular phone, and a certificate of recognition.

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The Top 5 finalist of the SMART PalaECEpan Quiz Bee.

This is UNO-R’s second consecutive time to be qualified to the finals in the quiz bee sponsored by SMART. Last year’s quizzer Edward Warren Torres won the championship title against thirty-seven ECE schools in the Philippines in a brain battle held at SM Megatrade Hall in Cebu.